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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Jackie! Since she was a little puppy, we've put her in a pose and told her to WAIT while we take the photo, then she gets the treat that was suspended right above the camera. I think it helped that one of her first clicker training experiences was clicker training her to put her front paws up on an upside down Tupperware container. Then we clicker trained her to walk around the container with her rear paws while keeping her front paws on the top of the container. The trainer called it developing "rear end awareness." I guess dogs don't necessarily know that they can move their rear end independently of their front half unless you train them. The next step was going to be to have her push a little shopping cart as a trick, but we never got around to that. For a while, I was looking for a toy shopping cart at garage sales, but then I forgot about that until just now. Anyway, all that to say that now we just point to where we want her front paws to go then tell her to WAIT. If we move the treat and the camera away from her, she has to turn her head and look over her shoulder. As far as grooming goes, I try to brush/comb her at least every other day. I like it when she runs across the yard or through the agility ring with her long coat flying!
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ShamaMama, I've taught Willow some tricks with the clicker. I'll have to try the tupperware bowl tip to see if I can get her to go around it with just the back feet. She does seem to know what "wait" means as I use the word sometimes when I'm trying to put the harness and leash on her. I never really taught it, she just seemed to understand what it meant. I think Shama is one of the prettiest dogs on the forum! Although it would be hard to really say for sure as ALL the dogs are beautiful.



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Thank you for the compliment. We think she's a very pretty girl, but we LOVE all the dogs we get to see on the forum. Photos, photos, everyone!

Put a treat in front of her nose, then make a tight circle so her back feet have to turn while her front paws only move a little. Click/treat when she moves her back feet. Good luck!

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I think it helped that one of her first clicker training experiences was clicker training her to put her front paws up on an upside down Tupperware container. Then we clicker trained her to walk around the container with her rear paws while keeping her front paws on the top of the container. The trainer called it developing "rear end awareness." I guess dogs don't necessarily know that they can move their rear end independently of their front half unless you train them. The next step was going to be to have her push a little shopping cart as a trick, but we never got around to that.
The way you describe this makes a lot of sense to me. We’ll have to play around with this during training.
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